Archive | Devotionals

Going the Extra Mile – Matthew 5:41

John Acuff, attorney and CTLA member in Tennessee, wrote recently about a friend named Tom selling a diesel pickup truck. I’m guessing lots of those are for sale these days. He advertised it in the paper. The buyer called and then came to see it on Saturday. He liked it enough to offer $250 less […]

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Heroism At Its Best – Philippians 2:3

ABC’s Nightline told the story of Wesley Autrey who rescued a total stranger from being killed by a Manhatten subway train in January 2007. Wesley had his two small daughters with him, but when he saw 19-year-old Cameron Hollopeter fall on the tracks because of an apparent seizure, he jumped into action. Cameron was jerking […]

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Please Come Help Us – Matthew 18:3

All of us who followed the story were touched by the suffering caused by Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar on May 3, 2008. I had to look it up to get a fix on the location east of India and Bangladesh, south of China and west of Thailand. 1.5 million people were severely affected and estimates of […]

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Resolution or Revolution? – Romans 6

We’re usually only a few days into each new year when most of us have already been reminded how hard it is to establish a new good habit or break an old bad one. At the start of 2007 my wife and I outvoted our 10-year-old granddaughter, whom we raise fulltime, with one of our resolutions. It was that we not […]

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Watch With Me – Matthew 26:38

When I visited the Christian school where both my grandsons attend, I got to visit with the high school boys’ Bible teacher in his classroom.  He is John Wetteland, best known as MVP in the 1996 World Series as closing pitcher for the Yankees, who pitched for the Rangers through 2000.  He told my daughter […]

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Love Your Enemies – Matthew 5:44

What have you done lately for your opponents? Have you prayed for them…to lose or to do something to hurt their own cause? Or, have you helped them in some way, perhaps even loved them by desiring what is best for them? Jesus set the bar extremely high when He said, “Love your enemies and […]

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